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Old Jan 27th 2017, 06:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation Warning: Aftermarket Gear Selector Shift Rods can break (TransLogic)

Some of you might have installed an alternative QS shifter. A good product for the Panigales with Blipper function is made by TransLogic UK. Please check EndoDoc's thread http://ducati1299.com/ducati-1299/26...ally-pics.html

Unfortunately this shifter comes with a generic anodized Aluminium shift rod installed. Instead of inner threads it has two M6 outer threads....

Two weeks ago it happened to a friend of mine that this rod broke on the weakest spot during heavy downshifting on the race track. Luckily nothing bad happened, only a scratched shifter pedal and a lost day on the track.

Fix is quite easy, replace the Aluminium shift rod with an aftermarket one with inner threads and use two headless M6 steel bolts.

Since I know some guys that have this QS, I decided to machine some shift rods. they are weight neutral compared to the original TL rod. Assembly is still about 39g lighter than OEM.

I made the outer hex part bigger than usually found on other rods on the market which often get mangled there during installation. Also I decided to mount the rod with an Aluminium distance stud and Inox washers, but without a hex nut. Good: no flexing parts. Bad: no "easy" adjustment anymore.
But it is still possible to use counter nuts if required.
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Old Jan 27th 2017, 09:50 AM   #2
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Unfortunately this shifter comes with a generic anodized Aluminium shift rod installed. Instead of inner threads it has two M6 outer threads....

Two weeks ago it happened to a friend of mine that this rod broke on the weakest spot during heavy downshifting on the race track. Luckily nothing bad happened, only a scratched shifter pedal and a lost day on the track.
I saw this happen first person in Jerez. The brand new shift rod just installed on track only made two turns of 20min each until it broke! The translogic shifter might be a decent product, but the shift rod certainly isn't worth it's money and needs to be replaced asap! Was actualy considering buying one until this happened. I expected better quality for that price.
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I saw this happen first person in Jerez. The brand new shift rod just installed on track only made two turns of 20min each until it broke! The translogic shifter might be a decent product, but the shift rod certainly isn't worth it's money and needs to be replaced asap! Was actualy considering buying one until this happened. I expected better quality for that price.

Just handed out the new rod to Ari. You'll see it tonight. Barcelona is saved
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I wonder if Translogic knows this and willing to do something about it....

Good work Gecko.
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Gecko thank you for the information. I just installed a translogic shifter on my 1299 a week ago and only had a chance to test ride it. Are you interested in selling the shift rod to a forum member?

Would be interested in buying one if you have spares. Thanks.
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Gecko thank you for the information. I just installed a translogic shifter on my 1299 a week ago and only had a chance to test ride it. Are you interested in selling the shift rod to a forum member?

Would be interested in buying one if you have spares. Thanks.
Sure, just prepped one for GunMoto.
PM me your address, I'll bring it to the post office tomorrow.
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Just a quick info for the moderators of this forum:
This is not some kind of marketing/sales thread. I gave away the rods as a gift to forum members that asked for it. I just asked them to contribute for international shipping and anodization costs USD 20.- voluntarily.
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Old Jan 27th 2017, 02:00 PM   #10
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No way to get one?
I'd have to make additional ones. I just did not expect that more than a handful of people would want one

I will make more of them, just let's wait some days how much are requested (or whether TransLogic provides an alternative solution).
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